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Assistance With Daily Life

Understanding NDIS Assistance with Daily Life

Assistance with Daily Life is a budget allocation within the Core supports category of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Its primary aim is to provide support for everyday personal activities that empower individuals to live as independently as possible, both within their homes and in the broader community. This support encompasses various living arrangements, including one’s own home, independent living, and shared living situations.

Support Types under Assistance with Daily Life

Under the Assistance with Daily Life budget within your NDIS plan, you can access various support types tailored to your specific needs, including:

  1. Assistance with Daily Personal Activities: This support is designed to aid individuals in their routine personal activities, such as bathing, dressing, and related tasks.

  2. Assistance with Household Tasks: Assistance with daily household chores, from cleaning to laundry services, is also covered.

  3. Assistance in Shared Living Arrangements: Individuals in shared living environments can receive support as required.

  4. Supported Independent Living (SIL): For those in SIL arrangements, the NDIS provides assistance to ensure a safe and supportive living environment.

  5. Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (Respite): Support for temporary accommodation needs and respite care can also be included.

Applying Assistance with Daily Life in Everyday Scenarios

Support for Daily Living Tasks: Assistance with Daily Life funding is intended to help individuals with everyday tasks like getting out of bed, taking showers, eating, and moving about. Support workers can either assist or supervise these tasks, or perform them on behalf of the individual if they are unable to do so themselves.

Specific Examples of Assistance with Daily Life

Examples of how Assistance with Daily Life funding can be utilized include:

  1. Assistance with Morning Routine: Support for tasks like showering and dressing.

  2. High-Intensity Self-Care: Assistance for activities that require a higher level of care.

  3. Overnight Support: Support for overnight stays or assistance from live-in carers.

  4. Community Participation: Support for getting out and about, including transportation or accompanying individuals on public transport.

  5. Household Chores: Assistance with cleaning, laundry, and other household tasks if the individual cannot manage them independently.

  6. Yard Work: Basic yard maintenance such as lawn mowing and gardening.

  7. Meal Preparation: Assistance with food preparation and meal costs, including meal delivery, where specified in the plan.

  8. Health and Fitness Support: Support related to maintaining health and fitness.

  9. Appointment Assistance: Help with getting to appointments.

Exclusions from Coverage

Notably, certain expenses are not covered under Assistance with Daily Life funding, including:

  • The cost of food or ready-made meals, except for preparation and delivery costs.
  • Costs of household items such as cleaning supplies.
  • Personal items unrelated to the individual’s disability, like toiletries and cosmetics.
  • Rent, board, or mortgage payments.
  • Tickets for events, concerts, movies, and similar activities.

Inclusion of Assistance with Daily Life in Your NDIS Plan

The inclusion of Assistance with Daily Life funding in your NDIS plan is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is added if deemed a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support that aligns with your specific needs and goals. Therefore, thorough preparation for your NDIS Plan meeting is crucial to ensure the inclusion of relevant supports.

Contact Approach Care If You Need NDIS Support

For those in Western Australia seeking NDIS support services, Approach Care is a registered NDIS support service provider offering quality NDIS services aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Reach out to Approach Care for assistance with NDIS supports, including disability advice, to improve your life and develop your skills.

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